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-charged rhetoric, speaking about hurricane katrina and claims that the victims of the storm were ignored by the government. on the other hand, 9/11 survivors and those impacted by hurricane andrew, they received endless government assistance. watch this. >> i want to give you one example because this really steams me up. this isn't in the prepared remarks...: down in new orleans, where they still have not rebuilt 20 months later. there is a federal law when you get... reconstruction money from the federal government, called the stafford act. basically tsays, when you get federal money, have to give a 10% match, the local government's got to come up with 10%. every $10 the federal government comes up with, the local government's got to give a dollar. now, here's the thing. when 9/11 happened in new york city...: they waived the stafford act, said, this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar you have to put in. that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said, look at this devastation! we don't
of the off-the-cuff, off-prompter moments, if you will, alluding to alleged racism to hurricane katrina and spending decisions made by our elected leaders. our chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live in washington with more. mike? >> reporter: hi, megyn. the tone has attracted some attention with then-candidate obama sounding different as he spoke to a large group of african-american religious leaders in virginia. one major topic was mr. obama trying to contrast the response to hurricane katrina and other high-profile disasters. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they said this is too serious a problem, we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar you've got to put in, here's $10. and that was the right ting to do. thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said look at this devastation. we don't expect you to come up with your own money here. here's the money to rebuild. we're not going to wait for you to scratch it together. because you're part of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where's your do
in 2007, suggesting that racism is a relief effort involved for the folks in hurricane katrina. this particular part of his offscreen comments, they got little to no coverage before they were posted on a daily caller.com. the president's deputy campaign manager is calling on the romney campaign to denounce the video, saying that the romney camp needs to stand up and say it was wrong for the daily caller to post the president's comments earlier in the week. take a listen. >> i think that allies to mitt romney are responsible and they should stand up and do the right thing and say that it was irresponsible to do something like that, particularly on the eve of the debate. it was so transparent what they were trying to do. mitt romney has been taking heat for weeks for his comments behind closed doors with his wealthy donors. he didn't care about this country. their answer is to put out eight already public release speech that the president gave five years ago. we were just talking about the reaction to hurricane katrina and the inadequate reaction to that. megyn: joining me now is
? >> i think so. when you look at the bush administration, a moment was katrina. when the american people thought that the administration was not properly handling katrina. this so me is potentially much more serious and much more devastating because not only is it -- it is either total incompetentence or worse so i don't know which you want to call it. say that they were totally incompetent and didn't know what it was and one person wasn't speaking to the other all the way up to the president or they frankly were covering it up and i don't know frankly how you want to categorize it but either way i think there are a lot of unanswered questions and i want to commend senator isakson. one of the most responsible and serious members of congress in the u.s. senate. i want to commend him for once again seriously trying to get to the bottom of this. this is a serious issue. american people deserve answers and by the way, the families of these slain american heros deserve for the president and for the administration to speak to them straightforward and let them know what is going on and what has
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